Claude-Pierre is convinced that anorexia is a symptom of a larger problem — that of a damaged self — and not a disease. Founder of the world-renowned eating disorders program at the Montreux Clinic in Victoria, BC, she puts damaging myths about anorexia and bulimia to rest and reveals her groundbreaking theories on the ultimate cure for illnesses that current medicine treats with little success. This book details her theories on the true causes of eating disorders and lays out the basis of the Montreux program. Claude-Pierre describes the origins of the negative mindset and the five stages of recovery from eating disorders, spotlights the special challenges of coping with them, and offers clear, practical guidelines to working effectively with health professionals. Voices of former patients are woven throughout the book, sharing messages of hope from victims and their loved ones.